Jackie Copeland receives Honorable Mention from NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program

Jackie CopelandJackie Copeland (Class of 2018) received honorable mention for her NSF grant proposal entitled “Determining the underlying mechanisms behind 3’ UTR length dependent mRNA decay”.  Jackie wrote the proposal under the mentorship of Dr. Andrew Grimson.  She is currently a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Marocs Simoes-Costa in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics; her research project is “Genome-wide identification of miRNAs regulating neural crest stem cell identity”.